- The definition of a felon is a person who has been convicted of a felony (a serious crime for which the penalty is normally one or more years of incarceration).
Someone who has been found guilty of felony murder is an example of a felon.
felon definition by Webster's New World
- Obsolete a villain
- Law a person guilty of a major crime; criminal
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French ; from Midieval Latin felo, earlier fello ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Origin: Middle English ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps same base as felon
felon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Law One who has committed a felony.
- Archaic An evil person.
Origin: Middle English feloun, from Old French felon, wicked, a wicked person, from Medieval Latin fellō, fellōn-, possibly of Germanic origin.
Origin: Middle English feloun, probably from Latin fel, gall, bile; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
felon - Legal Definition
felon - Medical Definition